Athlete Membership


BECOME A MEMBER – REGISTER HERE

Are you ready for your first season of competitive snowboarding?
Awesome! We’re happy to welcome you to our community.

As a member, you will have opportunities to compete against some of the best up and coming riders in North America. Before you can participate in training with your club or make your big competitive debut, there is some important information about membership, licenses and insurance that you should know about.

Membership

Regional, provincial and national level competitions are hosted (and sanctioned) by different sports organizations, such as BC Snowboard, Canada Snowboard and the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS).

Depending on the level and type of event, membership requirements can differ slightly. The details below will help you to determine which athlete membership type is best suited for you.

Remember, when you register as a BC Snowboard Member, you automatically gain Canada Snowboard membership, which is valid across the country.

Membership Types

BASIC competitor: $30

A BC Snowboard Basic Membership is required for any athlete participating in any sanctioned activity or event up to the level of Provincial Series events. This would include training with a trained/certified coach, RIDERS events, all sanctioned club activities and local sanctioned events.

Note: SAIP insurance is available with Basic Membership
Note: FIS license is not available with Basic Membership

Recreational/Training Athlete: $30

A BC Snowboard Basic Membership is required for any athlete participating in any sanctioned activity or event up to the level of Provincial Series events. This would include training with a trained/certified coach, RIDERS events, all sanctioned club activities and local sanctioned events.

SAIP insurance is available with Recreational/Training membership
FIS license is not available with Recreational/Training membership

Advanced competitor: $80

A BC Snowboard Advanced Membership is required for any athlete participating/competing at Provincial Series events or higher level sanctioned events (NorAm). This includes FIS and TTR sanctioned events.

In order to participate in a FIS sanctioned event and to earn FIS points, athletes must obtain a FIS License and SAIP insurance.

Special Event Membership: $20

Special Event Membership is for a specific event or activity, and is valid only for that event or activity.  Waiver forms are completed and fees collected onsite at the event.

Licenses and Insurance

Depending on the type and level of a competition, participants may also need to have a FIS License and SAIP Insurance in order to register.

FIS LICENSE:  $35

A FIS License is requirement to participate in any FIS sanctioned event and to collect FIS points.

Advanced Membership and SAIP insurance are both required in order to purchase a FIS license.

SAIP INSURANCE

Sport Athlete Insurance (SAIP) is an accident insurance policy that is specifically designed to make extended medical coverage available and affordable for you to participate in snowboard training and competition.  It covers costs associated with incurring an accident while participating in a sanctioned training or competition activity.  There are many costs included that aren’t traditionally covered by your standard Provincial/Territorial health care coverage.  For full details, click here.

SAIP is purchased online through your profile after purchasing a Basic, Recreational/Training, Advanced or Coaching License.  In order to be covered by SAIP, you must be participating in a Canada Snowboard sanctioned training or competition activity, wearing a certified helmet, and under the supervision of a licensed coach.  You must also have current Provincial Health Care Coverage.

Level 2A: $68
Available to all members, minimum requirement for FIS. No out of country coverage is included in Level 2A. Coverage only valid when training or competing under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach and in a Sanctioned Activity.

Level 2B: $251
Available to all members, similar coverage to 2A and includes up to 25 consecutive days out of country. Requests for out-of-country trips for more than 25 days will be reviewed on a trip-by-trip basis. Coverage only valid when training or competing under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach and in a Sanctioned Activity.

Level 1: $804
Available to National Team Members or by Special Request. Additional coverage includes up to 60 consecutive days out of country. Coverage only valid when training or competing under the supervision of a Canada Snowboard Coach and in a Sanctioned Activity.

Refund Policy for Memberships, Licenses, and SAIP

Canada~Snowboard and BC Snowboard memberships, licenses, and SAIP payments are non-refundable.

Contact Us

BC Snowboard is here to serve our members, if you have any questions, please contact us at e: info@bcsnowboard.com  or phone: 250.491.7626 (cell:  250.442.6928).

http://www.canadasnowboard.ca